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Our Allied Health Professionals

First Contact Practitioners (FCPs)

We have experienced Physiotherapists working in the practice to assess, advise on the management of symptoms and are able to refer as required.

When to see your First Contact Practitioner (FCP): Facebook video 

  • Alex Vasilenko
    I have worked in Musculo Skeletal services (MSK) for the last 12 years and currently have a split FCP and MSK physio role for the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust.
    I have worked in NHS and private healthcare settings.
    I am currently completing my Post-graduate Certificate in First Contact Physiotherapy at The University of Bradford.
  • Danielle Brentley
    Qualified in 2003, specialised in MSK since 2006.
    Recently completed Post-graduate Certificate in FCP.
    BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science.
    Keen to MSC study/research to attain Advanced Practice  Masters.
  • Joe Loftus
    Mid Yorks Clinical Lead.
    Qualified 2007, specialised in MSK since 2009.
    MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy, BSc in Medical Science.
    Research in effectiveness of virtual physio; impact of moving and handling training on back pain beliefs.
    Interest in persistent pain and complex shoulder problems.

District Nurses

The community nursing team are qualified nurses who have undertaken further training/education in District Nursing and Community Health Subjects. They are available to give nursing advice in the patient’s own home (to those who are generally housebound), care homes, health centres and GP surgeries.

The team provides care in many areas including:

  • wound management
  • diabetic care
  • stoma care
  • palliative care
  • chronic disease management

For further information, please contact the District Nursing Service on 01924 327591.

Health Visitors

Telephone: 01924 288670 

Health visitors specialise in the health and wellbeing of children under the age of 5 years. They can often assist if you have a problem with your child. In this way GP appointments, and your time, can be saved. The role of the health visitor is to concentrate on prevention of illness, physical, emotional and mental. They work in partnership with parents to promote healthy living and to protect children. The Health Visitors are based in Ossett Village Medical centre  but still run the clinics in Middlestown on Tuesday afternoon.

Dispensing Team

Dispensing Technicians

  • Angela Green
  • Annmarie Green

Dispensers

  • James Butterworth
  • Tracey Marsh
  • Claire Hyland
  • Joy Murray
  • Ashdon Love
  • Laura Williams – Dispensary Manager

Podiatrist

Podiatrists (used to be called Chiropodists), specialise in care of the feet, especially for people with diabetes and people with serious circulatory problems.

Midwife

The midwife gives care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. He/she is able to conduct deliveries on his/her own responsibility and to take care of the newborn and the infant, including preventive measures, to detect any potential health problems in the mother and child and to know when to call for medical assistance. Midwives are also involved with antenatal education and preparation for parenthood and for health counselling for women and their families and the wider community.